East Africa

Visit These Countries And You Will Probably Die, Says U.S. Government

An American passport is one of the most powerful in the world, offering visa-free admission to up to 158 countries—this may be less than many …

Middle East

Africa:The Netherlands Expels Eritrea's Top Diplomat

<i>In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates</i> …

Africa

Shalom from the children and teens of the Jewish community in Ethiopia

Our ancestors, mine and yours, wished to come to the promised land but could not, for the decision was in the hands of others. In our case the matter …

Addis Ababa

May, Macron to talk terrorism and migration at UK summit

Britain is set to send Royal Air Force helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali, in a package of measures to be agreed …

Migration

Ethiopia Frees Opposition Leader Jailed in 2015

<b>Addis Ababa:</b> Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests …

Africa

What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’

Despite President Trump’s reported call to reject immigrants from “shithole countries,” people from these countries actually have plenty to teach us.<p>Let’s start with a quiz:<p>Which country was the first in the world to ban government discrimination against gays in its constitution?<p>A) Norway<p>B) New …

Africa

Kenyan Singer Excited to Go Back to School After 10 Years

Fancy Chepkorir, popularly known as Marion, dropped out in Form Two due to lack of fees. She could not hide her joy saying she had gotten a second …

Uhuru Kenyatta

WATCH: New water target is 50 litres per person, per day - De Lille

18 January, 12:14 PM<p>During an update on the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape, Mayco member Xanthea Limberg has said the Cape Town CBD would …

News (South Africa)

The refugee who ran at the Olympics: 'You can change the world'

Refugee-turned-Olympian Yiech Pur Biel is on a mission to give displaced kids a sporting chance<p>Being a refugee, says Olympic runner Yiech Pur Biel, doesn’t mean you are nothing. Biel, a survivor of the Sudanese civil war who ran at the Games in Rio, is now leading a drive to improve sports …

Olympics

Soldiers Committed Gang-Rapes in South Sudan’s Capital, Group Says

Men in army uniforms sexually assaulted more than 150 women and children around South Sudan’s capital last year, in some cases mutilating the …

Africa

'Free Water for Poor' in Dar es Salaam

Plans to offer free water to residents who cannot afford bills by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Corporation (DAWASCO) are underway.This …

Dar Es Salaam

Osama Bin Laden German Associate Charged With Plotting To Kill Americans And Supporting Al-Qaeda Before 9/11

A German man who is said to have been an associate of former Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 Attacks mastermind Osama Bin Laden has been charged with …

Terrorism

U.N. Head Lists His Top Global Concerns For 2018

Support the news<p>On the first day as head of the United Nations — January 1, 2017 — Antonio Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year of peace.<p>But the year …

Antonio Guterres

East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report

East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report<p>Photo taken on Jan. 9, 2017 shows the 19th berth of East Africa's largest …

Economy

ISS Today: The African Union finally wakes up to Trump

The AU’s anger at Donald Trump’s derogatory remarks is unusual for an organisation that rarely speaks out. By Liesl Louw-Vaudran for ISS TODAY.

Africa

Cheap Flights to Seychelles (for INR 20K)

This morning, I wrote about the awesome deal which allows you to travel from India to the USA for INR 1 Lakh in Business Class. It turns out, that is …

Travel

It's a Good Time to be a Travel Agent

The MAST Travel Network is out to prove that a career as a travel agent—beset for so many years by negative perceptions—is not only rewarding but …

Italy

Tropical Cyclone imminent for Mauritius - BBC Weather

The islands of Mauritius and Reunion lie right in the path of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta and expect significant impacts over the next 24 hours

Mauritius

Gavin Francis · The Untreatable: The Spanish Flu

I first found out about the current outbreak when I was called to a nursing home to see a patient in his nineties who had suffered two days of cough …

Public Health

I Will Form My Govt Even Outside of Kenya, Says Odinga

"This is no joke. An illegitimate government is in office, and the one that the people actually wanted to be there is outside. On January 30, we will …

Raila Odinga

'Category 3' Cyclone Berguitta to batter Mauritius on Thursday morning

Image Credits: magicseaweed.com<p>A fierce ‘category 3’ storm is making its way to Mauritius and Reunion, with Cyclone Berguitta likely to lash both …

Weather

Seychelles: New Measures Installed to Monitor Lower Limits of Yellowfin Tuna for Seychelles-Flagged Vessels

New measures have been put in place to ensure that Seychelles-flagged purse seiner vessels don't surpass their allocated limit of 2,555 metric tonnes …

Fish

Tanzania: Magufuli Bans All Forms of Contributions in Public Schools

Tanzanian President John Magafuli.(file photo).<p>Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli has banned all forms of contributions charged to parents, …

Dar Es Salaam

Kenya:Youths Burn Property, Protesting Against Sheikh's Arrest

Property of unknown value was destroyed in Marsabit Town while two people were killed on Saturday after youth demonstrated following the arrest of a …

Africa

Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’<p>The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line.<p>Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2 billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main …

Egypt

Poll: 48% of Americans think Trump's 'shithole' remarks were racist

• <b>48% of respondents to an MSN poll said it was racist of President Donald Trump to refer to African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries."</b>• <b><br>Americans were sharply divided along partisan lines: 83% of Democrats considered the comment racist, compared to 10% of Republicans.</b>• <b><br>Trump's comments have</b> …

Donald Trump

Farmers Risk Lashes as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns.<p>They’re “always watching …

Africa

Anger in Africa keeps growing over Trump's 'shithole countries' comments

• <b>African anger is building over President Donald Trump’s negative characterization of Africa.</b>• <b><br>African leaders are rejecting President Trump’s denials that he used gutter language.</b>• <b><br>The president’s comments have damaged US interests in the world’s second largest continent with more than one billion</b> …

Donald Trump

Ostrich Eggs and Flags From Outer Space: Here Are the Unique Gifts the Royals Received in 2017

When it comes to the art of accepting presents, the royals are quite the experts.<p>After all, they're royal and, as such, everywhere they go they are …

Royal Family

Protests in Sudan's capital as bread prices skyrocket

<b>KHARTOUM -</b> Large protests rocked Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday in opposition to the government's recent austerity measures, which devalued its …

Africa